Local Events

Miami Museum Month

May 1-31/Museums in Miami

During the month of May, both visitors and locals can buy one, get one free admission to many of the museums throughout the city. Use the opportunity to explore creative works and fascinating exhibits on the cheap.

The Great Sunrise Balloon Race

May 1/Homestead Air Force Base

Arrive at the Homestead Air Force Base just before sunrise to see dozens of colorful balloons float up to the sky in unison. Following the balloons’ lift-off, attendees can join in the festivities which raise money for a local charity

Brew at the Zoo

May 7
Where: Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami
www.zoomiami.org

Raise your mug amongst the animals at Zoo Miami during the annual Brew fest with more hundreds of international, domestic and craft beers, music by hip hop pioneers Arrested Development and the fun Riva photo booth to capture the memories

Taste of Haiti

May 14

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125 St., North Miami
www.tasteofhaitiusa.com

Spend the day feasting on traditional Haitian dishes including Griot and Soupe de Giromond, prepared by chefs from several local restaurants plus, a Chef’s Cook-off, live music and cooking demonstrations.

Redland International Orchid Festival

May 15-17/Fruit and Spice Park

This annual festival welcomes some of the top orchid vendors and exhibitors from around the world. In addition to educational programming, the festival also includes guided tours of beautifully landscaped gardens.

CubaNostalgia

May 20-22/The Fair Expo Center

Held at The Fair Expo Center, this annual event is a celebration of Cuban culture. Art exhibits, live music and cultural demonstrations are accompanied by delicious, authentic Cuban food throughout the festival.